Adam Lazarewicz

Assistant Professor of Practice
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Psychology 454

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Teaching Areas:
My courses, regardless of psychological subfield, always strive to emphasize two major themes: scientific evidence and the application of that evidence.  Regarding evidence, students should understand that psychology is a scientific endeavor, and that one must properly understand the research questions in order to make sense of the answers.  Once this understanding is in place, students can then begin to apply it to their own experience.  My favorite question for a student to ask is “Who cares?”.  Psychology is so widely relatable (by definition) that each particular concept should lend itself to a larger understanding of ourselves and the psychological reality that we occupy.

Teaching Interests:

  • Providing students with an understanding of how psychological research is planned, executed, and interpreted
  • Creating connections between the theoretical scope of psychology and the everyday world that students inhabit
  • Helping students see the relevance of psychological research in creating an understanding of themselves and others

Courses Taught: 

  • PSY 101 - Introduction to Psychology (2024)
  • PSY 150A1 - The Structure of Mind and Behavior (2019)
  • PSY 197A - Learning to Learn (2023)
  • PSY 230 - Psychological Measurement and Statistics (2024)
  • PSY 240 - Developmental Psychology (2015)
  • PSY 352 - Introduction to Personality Psychology (2024)
  • PSY 368 - Psychology of Terrorism (2024)
  • PSY 389 - Advanced Methods in Psychological Research (2023)

*Year listed indicates when this individual last taught the specified course.

Updated: 04/11/24


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